Candidates must be accepted into one of the Graduate Programs here at Lander University prior to beginning the position.
Compensation: Selected candidate will receive a 50% tuition and fee waiver as well as a $3000 stipend per semester. Note that if the GA position does not relate directly to their graduate studies the student will be taxed on the stipend and tuition benefits. Graduate Assistants work approximately 20 hours per week during the school year. Graduate Assistantships may be renewed for one additional year.
The Communications and Social Media Graduate Assistant will provide assistance with communication development and strategies for internal/external messaging, as well as provide assistance with social media monitoring, response and content development.
Working with the Office of University Relations and other campus offices as assigned, the GA will be tasked with developing written communications for internal and external stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, donors and community members), such as announcements, reports, press releases/articles, website content, social media content, marketing content, etc. He or she must be able to work with university stakeholders to gather information as assigned, and present it in a method that is accurate, timely, engaging and consistent with the university’s mission, priorities and standards. The GA may also be assigned to assist with special projects related to public relations, marketing and communications, as necessary.
The Communications and Social Media GA will also provide assistance with social media account monitoring and response to user engagement, comments and questions, particularly outside of regular business hours. The GA will follow university policy and best-practices regarding response and user engagement, and will notify the University’s social media team or other appropriate campus representatives of issues that require attention or further response. The GA will also assist the University Relations staff with compiling social media reports as assigned.